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Title: Studia Universitatis Vasile Goldis, Seria Stiintele Vietii (Life Sciences Series)
Abbreviated title: Studia Univ. VG, SSV
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1584-2363
e-ISSN: 1842-7863
ISSN-L: 1584-2363

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Aflatoxin M1 level in raw milk samples of Maragheh, Bonab and Malekan cities, East Azerbaijan province, Iran Print E-mail
Written by Mahmoud Esmaeili Koutamehr, Haleh Akbari, Sholeh Akbari, Hassan Hassanzadazar   

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Article Title: Aflatoxin M1 level in raw milk samples of Maragheh, Bonab and Malekan cities, East Azerbaijan province, Iran
Authors: Mahmoud Esmaeili Koutamehr, Haleh Akbari, Sholeh Akbari, Hassan Hassanzadazar
Affiliation: 1 Department of Food Hygiene and Quality Control, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran. 2 Department of Food safety and Hygiene, School of Public Health, Zanjan University of Medical Siences, Zanjan, Iran 3 Department of Toxicology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: Mycotoxins, especially aflatoxins are recognized as poisonous and potential carcinogenic compounds in food borne diseases. The aim of this study was to determine of aflatoxin M1 level in raw milk samples collected from traditional and semi-industrial dairy farms in the southern cities of East Azerbaijan province of IRAN. Present cross-sectional study was conducted on raw milk samples of three cities (Maragheh, Bonab and Malekan) in the southern of East Azerbaijan province, Iran. Aflatoxin M1 was determined in a total of 320 raw milk samples using a commercial competitive ELISA kit, according to the test kit instructions. Obtained results showed 83.75% and 16.25% of samples had aflatoxin M1 more and less than of 50 ng/L (standard limit of Iran and Europe Union), respectively. Continuous assessment of the aflatoxin M1 in produced milk of the understudy areas and confirmation with more accurate methods is necessary.
Keywords: Aflatoxin M1, ELISA, East Azerbaijan, Raw milk, Iran
*Correspondence: Hassan Hassanzadazar, Department of Food safety and Hygiene, School of Public Health, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran, Tel. +989144412026; Fax. +982433772093, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it